Gareth Bale has revealed to his Real Madrid team-mates that he wants to move back to the Premier League this summer, with Manchester United being his preferred destination.
The Wales international came off the bench during last night’s Champions League final against Liverpool and reminded everybody of his endearing quality by scoring a match winning brace, with his second goal a spectacular bicycle kick considered by many to be the greatest UCL final goal of all time.
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Speaking after winning his third successive Champions League title Bale admitted he is frustrated by a lack of game time in the Spanish capital and revealed that he will sit down with his agent over the summer to assess his options.
Ever since Bale moved to Real in 2013 he has constantly been linked with a move back to England with Man United, and according to a report in the Independent the player is now eager to move to Old Trafford.
However, United’s interest is said to have cooled somewhat since last summer when they once again tried to lure him back to the Premier League. Old Trafford officials are said to be concerned by his age (28), injury record and the potential financial cost of any deal – considering the mega money deal they agreed to pay Alexis Sanchez in January.
Other Premier League sides like Bales former club Spurs, Chelsea and Liverpool have all been credited with varying degrees of interest in the talent attacker, although it seems he now has his heart set on a move to the club he has already turned down twice earlier in his career.
This one certainly has the makings of one of the transfer sagas of the summer window.